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Story: Mr Gumpy 's Outing Written and illustrated by JOHN BURNINGHAM. Presenters
Chloe Ashcroft , Chris Tranchell


Mr Gumpy
Illustrated By:
John Burningham.
Chloe Ashcroft
Chris Tranchell

The European Championships from Split, Yugoslavia Tonight's Finals:
Men's 200m Freestyle
Women's 100m Butterfly
The OSGERBY twins carry British hopes and both Janet and Ann could be in the final line-up tonight.
Men's 100m Butterfly
Women's 400m Freestyle
Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay
Always an explosive event with the USSR favourites on paper. Commentators
TV presentation YUGOSLAVIAN TV service Producer JOHN PHILIPS

The fourth and final programme of this series held in the informal atmosphere of the King's Room at Godolphin House in Cornwall. The distinguished Hungarian violinist and teacher Sandor Vegh works on the final movement of Beethoven's G major Sonata for violin and piano, Op 96, with British violinist Elisabeth Perry and accompanist Melita Kolin from Bulgaria.
Film editor BEN MORRIS
Directed by PETER WEST
Sandor Vegh 's Masterclasses at the International Musicians' Seminar in Corn-wall were made possible by the support of Marks <& Spencer


Sandor Vegh
Elisabeth Perry
Melita Kolin
Ben Morris
Directed By:
Peter West
Sandor Vegh

by Jonathan Miller
Why do physicians connect breathlessness with heart disease? How do the cells of the body use oxygen? Why does a thin atmosphere at high altitude endanger consciousness? Our understanding of the body could make no real progress until the connection between the heart, the lungs and the blood had been appreciated.
Repeating some of the classic 17th-century experiments, Jonathan Miller reveals that breathing is like burning, but that fire is not in the heart.
"The visual style is immaculate. From the slow motion athlete to the musical interlude... the illustrations are clear and precise. So that when Miller does lose his breath the effect is more dramatic." (THE GUARDIAN)


Jonathan Miller
Executive Producer:
Karl Sabbagh
Patrick Uden

It's 50 years since Percy Edwards, that uncanny imitator of birds and other animals, began the broadcasts that have made him something of a national figure. Mimic and raconteur, he calls himself a naturalist entertainer. He played the Windmill Theatre in 1932; toured the music-halls for years and has shared the bill with famous artists like George Robey, Max Miller and Charles Coburn.
Tonight he talks about his long career, and describes the background to his bizarre specialism.
Recorded at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds


Percy Edwards
Harry Thomas
Graham Haines
Donald Sayer

A series of four programmes
Somewhere in the hills and lochs of the Scottish Highlands near Inverness may lie the answer to a four-year-old Scottish mystery. On a Friday evening in November, blonde Renee MacRae left her bungalow home with her three-year-old son Andrew. She had told friends they were going away for the weekend. Nothing has been seen of them since.
Behind them they left an empty car blazing in a lay-by on the road south - and a mystery which prolonged police enquiries have so far failed to solve. Tonight Ludovic Kennedy investigates the enigma of 'The Last Weekend'.
BBC Scotland


Ludovic Kennedy
Film Editor:
Dave Harvie
Bill Hook

by Vercors, dramatised by Thomas Ellice
With Michael Byrne as Werner von Ebrennac, Fay Howard as the Neice, Hugh Dickson as the Old Man
This classic story of the Second World War is set in 1940 when the Germans occupy France. Major von Ebrennac is billeted on an old man and his young niece and meets a wall of silent hostility. Undeterred he talks to them. 'I don't regret this war. Great things will come of it for Germany and France. One day the sun will shine again over Europe.' The silence continues.
"Unadorned perfection" (Sunday Express) "It is rare to see something on the box for which one has nothing but praise, and it is an enormous pleasure." (The Guardian) "A glittering golden silence." (Daily Mail)

(Rabbit Pie Day tomorrow at 10.20 pm)


Paul Vercors
Dramatised by:
Thomas Ellice
Terry Coles
Philip Bonham-Carter
Werner von Ebrennac:
Michael Byrne
The niece:
Fay Howard
The old man:
Hugh Dickson
Kenneth Owens
Lisa Bergmayer
Robert von Kaphengst

With Ollie's help Stan succeeds in sneaking away from the wife for a night out and, drunk with the success of their strategy, they spend an uproarious time together.
A Hal Roach film


Hal Roach
Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy

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